Our guest this week is Christopher Cameron, writer, editor, one time opera singer and now the organizer of the Drama and Dance nights at the Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts, October 24-26, and the director of one of the plays to be presented. He is also a member of the panel which will be discussing sharing across the arts in the lunch hour on Saturday. He talks to us about the festival, his roles in it and why he thinks such events are important for the community.
This week we talk to Ruth Clarke about her new book WHAT GOES AROUND. Ruthhas written in many genres over the years but WHAT GOES AROUND is Ruth’s first full-length novel; her first publications: BEFORE THE SILENCE and WHAT WE HOLD DEAR were history books, but even then she used fictional characters as narrators—an element several readers have called magic realism. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and her journalism has been published in daily and weekly newspapers and magazines. She is a veteran of the writing and publishing community where she was promotion manager for a publishing company, co-founder of a book distribution company; she has worked for the Writers’ Union of Canada, and the Canada Council’s National Book Festival. Some of our listeners may remember that she developed and ran the Ganaraska Writers’ Colony in Port Hope. She now divides her time between Canada and Latin America.